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Euromonitor Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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  • "Career progression is not well defined" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Too much politics from senior management" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A fantastic company with amazing content and encouragement for personal growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked in Sales here for 5 years+ and am saddened by some of the reviews on here. I note though that many are from sales people who lasted less than a year - which says it all! Hand on heart, this company is amazing. That's in terms of the content produced, working environment and best of all - so many super intelligent people who really do care. It's stimulating, interesting and fosters entrepreneurship. The progression is obvious, there are many people here like me, 5 years+. Thank you Euromonitor for offering such great careers and perks

    Cons

    We are growing fast! which means lots of new technologies and initiatives the company has invested in to make our lives easier in the long run. In the short term, as we get used to the changes, some minor frustrations probably unavoidable.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  2. "Good company but with limited progression"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    The sales and commission structure is good within the company and they produce a good product. Work life balance is good as well and you work with interesting people.

    Cons

    There is very limited career growth opportunities below management. Very few spots open because none of the senior directors leave as they are all overpaid and would get found out at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Create more career progression openings and fire some dead weight in top management to promote others based on merit

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Premium products and friendly culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work life balance
    friendly culture
    well regarded premium products
    good client list

    Cons

    outdated and slow research methods but moving towards tech dev
    has become very corporate in process and structure as grown
    less opportunity than in past

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop in line with our data companies that are heavily tech led.
    Ensure that there are always growth opportunities for employees you want to keep


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time

    Pros

    Good slide from ground floor to basement...please do not get the impression its google.
    Some amazing individuals

    Cons

    Top management are scared of talented employees
    Family culture with top management employees who have been here for 15 to 20 Years.
    Top management do not like employees who challenge their views.
    They have created a work culture where people do not work hard and are very mediocre
    People from the Business do not understand 1 % of technology and end up making decision on product and technology
    Poor quality of data on Passport Product.
    No strategic vision on improving the product and no Proper Roadmap.
    No one wants to listen to what the customers say and want. They think they are experts.
    Industry Managers think they are domain experts...excuse me ...Is there a domain. Market share , Company Share and Brand Share on an Industry is not a domain.
    Stop making unwanted UI changes on the product. 90% of Usage is data download ,So improve the quality of data.
    I can go on and on ....but I leave it at this ,,,

    Advice to Management

    Bring a new CEO, A CEO is always crucial for improving the business and its time the company needs a fresh perspective. If a CEO is in a company for more than 5 years ...he has reached his comfort zone.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Big demands for little reward"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fairly flexible working hours
    - Possibility to occasionally work from home
    - Lovely colleagues

    Cons

    - Every team's workload varies greatly, some are overwhelmed while others are bored to death
    - Flexible working from home is available only twice a month, so no real value for commuters.
    - 4 days a month working from home is available but the days are set and you can't move them
    - Demands are high, but often management won't recognize the efforts, dragging out promotion process
    - Often asking to do a lot more work outside ones pay grade, and refuse to acknowledge the fact that this is not normal
    - Many micro-managers, who often demotivate their teams , no feeling of unity within the teams, managers act against you rather than for you

    Advice to Management

    Euromonitor wants to have great product, but often the feeling is that they do not want to invest in their employees. Staff rotation in unsurprisingly very high.
    If you pay peanuts you get monkeys, no one will want to stay if their efforts are not recognized.


  6. "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Euromonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office location
    Nice social scene
    Flexi-hours
    Relaxed dress code
    Nice introductory training structure

    Cons

    Progression paths not clear
    Product itself not granular enough - clients feedback
    Middle management offering very little

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in promoting talent internally and focus on EMIs strengths (key industries) from a research standpoint to please clients in a competitive landscape.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Going downhill as the slide they've put it"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flex hours, team members (could not come up to 5 words...just did)

    Cons

    unqualified management who look after each others' back in a poor self-preservation attempt.

    the entire business being run by 3 dinosaurs who've escaped extinction but keep on going about their old school methods.

    no career progression - they keep creating additional layers to distance the self-named 'elite' from the rest.

    Advice to Management

    start blaming those managers who never hit target (provided you can spot them turning up in the office) rather than 90% of staff who does not have a realistic chance of hitting more than 70%.

    reward those who are capable rather than the yes-man crowd.

    stop micro managing, send your managers to external courses if you have to or even better, replace them entirely. you won't notice they are gone.

    managers cannot use CRMs so rely on repetitive meeting sessions to discuss/understand progress

  8. Helpful (13)

    "5 star company let down by 1 star management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Relaxed dress code
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Incompetent management that have been entrenched over 20+ years (they are not going anywhere and nothing is changing).

    Stupid initiatives that always add more work and lead to less revenue for salesreps.

    Staff turnover is obviously very high - but they never want to talk about that since all that matters is they kpis - which funnily enough seem to matter more to them than their revenue targets.

    One directional decision making from the top with constant roll out of increasingly pointless initiatives that do not improve the bottom line or help staff.

    It's never managements fault - its the sales reps. No accountability and if you could see how how management coast you'd tear your hair out (constant half days, wondering around doing nothing all day and having meetings for the sake of having meetings to tick their kpi box and show they've done their job).

    Promotion process is a joke - peanut pay rises and they actually have a board of senior management who have no visibility on your day to day attitude or performance but sit around looking at how many contacts you've added (really) and use this as an excuse to justify why they can't promote you.

    Terrible commission if you don't hit target - and considering 5-7% hit target a year the odds are not in your favour.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring experienced salespeople and telling them they are intelligent and great and then constantly try to teach them too suck eggs. Having been at the company for donkeys years they will still ask "so have you spoken to Finance?" - Really? That's your input?

    Entire Middle Management are time wasters who coast and senior vp's are a bunch has-beens who sold when their was no competition and are too caught up in their processes they can't see the wood from the trees.

    Bottom line: Drop the dead wood, hold management accountable and stop wasting everyone's time with your shambolic time wasting meetings.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Beware of fake 4/5 stars reviews"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A reasonable location in central London

    Cons

    - This company is now a completely different business to just a couple of years ago becoming extremely corporate in the process.
    - The nice environment and friendly culture have all gone. People with real expertise and talent are increasingly being pushed out while more and more poorly paid graduates are hired.
    - Sadly, the office environment is quite toxic, and the overall atmosphere is rather tense making it a depressing place to work.


  10. "Nice chilled atmosphere but very slow progression"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Euromonitor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Good entry salary
    Work often interesting

    Cons

    New structure is too focussed on admin so simple things take ages
    Salary starts being inadequate from the first promotion
    The work can be monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more freedom and increase salaries